If you've glimpsed a UFO in the sky, then you've experienced what UFOlogists refer to as a "close encounter." As we know from the movies, a close encounter of the first kind occurs when Richard Dreyfuss sees (and is hugged by) aliens. The fourth kind occurs when aliens abduct Milla Jovovich. Seven different "kinds" have been established by varying authors. Which one involves a joint contact made as a result of a conscious human effort to reach extraterrestrial life?
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In the event that humans were to make first contact with an alien civilization, we'd have a close encounter of the fifth kind on our hands. The sixth kind results in death, and the seventh kind leads to human/alien hybridization.